Gift from the Sea - The Beach at My Back Summary & Analysis

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The author accepts it is time to leave the island and the time for reflection is almost over. Anne trades melancholy for hope. The beach has taught the author the many facets of self and how she might relate the island paradise to every day life without sacrificing the comforts and habits already put into place.. The return to the world at large brings about some other points of view, not about the individual as much as the whole. While one searches for simplicity, inner integrity and fuller relationships, it is possible a person can be so involved in this quest that their outlook on life becomes limited.

One must be aware of the planet and all its inhabitants. The days of being surrounded by a small intimate community and one's family are gone. Today there is...

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